HBO’s latest episode of “The Last of Us,” its new video-game adaptation, aired Sunday to widespread praise and impressive ratings. But the episode, titled “Long, Long Time,” is getting review-bombed by angry, homophobic greasy fan boys (GFB) of the game.
The reason the GFB’s are up in arms is the fact that In the game, it’s quasi-evident that Bill is gay and had a relationship with Frank, but he never appears on-screen in the game. Now some of the more severely homophobic gamers were faced with the gay relationship of two men in the fleshed out storyline.
Neil Druckmann, the co-creator of the series who also developed the video game, told The Hollywood Reporter that Bill and Frank’s relationship “went over a lot of people’s heads” in the game. At the time, [the subtlety is] what helped get it in,” he said. “It’s sad to say, but it would have been controversial otherwise.”
One Metacritic user wrote that they “turned it off as soon as saw what was happening.” Other users complained of what they called the show’s “LGBT agenda” or “LGBT propaganda.”
In the end though HBO got the last laugh with the episode being watched by 6.4 million viewers on Sunday, HBO announced on Tuesday, giving it the highest first-night viewership yet for the series. The network has already renewed the series for a second season.
In a recent interview with Too Fab, the Geekfather of comics Stan Lee revealed that there is no rush in the making a Black Widow solo movie and that before they do a whole slew of male Superhero movies will be done first.
“They are going to do the Black Panther. They are going to use Doctor Strange. They are going to do Ant-Man. They are going to do the Guardians of the Galaxy. And they’ll probably do the Inhumans,”Lee said in the interview. But when asked about the Black Widow who was prominently featured in last years hit movie The Avengers, or any female superhero movie Lee stated:
“Well probably at one time … they’ll make a movie of the Black Widow. The thing is the women like these movies as much as the guys, so we don’t have to knock ourselves out to find a female … but we will.”
The “geek-averse” has come a long way when it comes to LGBT inclusion and tolerance. Comic-Con (despite Ender’s Game) is a much more LGBT friendly Con and this year saw the beginnings of the first gay gamer’s conference GaymerX. But there are still some GFB’s out there (greasy fan boys) who are resistant to LGBT nclusion and sit in their parents basement with their heads up their asses holding a joystick in one hand and bigotry in the other.
Case in point the cyber attack of Jennifer Hepler.
Jennifer Hepler A senior game writer at the video game development company BioWare has quit her position after being targeted by angry fans of Dragon Age and receiving death threats on Twitter and the BioWare’s forums.
The attacks blamed Hepler for what were to be perceived as unpopular changes to the game for its sequel, including the addition of female and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) characters in the game’s roster of player avatars. So vicious were the attacks and threats Helper said that she was shown a sample of the forum posts by Electronic Arts (EA), the company that owns BioWare. “It included graphic threats to kill my children on their way out of school to show them that they should have been aborted at birth rather than have to have me as a mother.”
These gamers give “geek”a bad name and need to get a slap upside the head, a good scrubbing down with lye and a wire haired brush, and tied to a chair and forced to watch Priscilla Queen of the Desert on a constant loop for a week. Maybe then they’ll think twice before threatening children over their own internal bigotry and they will learn some tolerance. to others..